GLOBALink | U.S.-Japan-Philippines summit undermines regional peace, stability

Though the U.S.-Japan-Philippines summit is hyped as a forum for fostering “peace and security” in the Asia-Pacific region, experts from the three countries say:

— “It’s a Cold War tactic and a narrow security-centric effort of the U.S. to preserve its hegemony and dominance in the Asia Pacific region.”

— “The United States wants to assert what it calls the rule of law. But the rule of law that it supports is really what it wants, what it interprets, as the rule of law.”

— “The Philippines had a great deal of benefit from the Chinese cooperation. Now the U.S. is saying they’re going to do all this, they’re going to build these tunnels and build these bridges. We can’t even build them in the United States. How are we going to expect to spend the money to build to rebuild and reconstruct infrastructure in the Philippines?”

Source: China Xinhua News

Prof. Anna Rosario Malindog-Uy

Prof. Anna Rosario Malindog-Uy is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Institute of South-South Cooperation and Development (ISSCAD), Peking University, Beijing, China. She is currently a director and the Vice President for External Affairs of the Asian Century Philippines Strategic Studies Institute (ACPSSI), a think tank based in Manila. She also serves as the political/geopolitical analyst of ACPSSI. Currently, she is a Senior Researcher of the South China Sea Probing Initiative (SCSPI) and a Senior Research Fellow of the Global Governance Institution (GGI). She is also the President of Techperformance Corp, an IT-based company in the Philippines. Prof. Anna Uy taught Political Science, International Relations, Development Studies, European Studies, Southeast Asia, and China Studies. She is a researcher-writer, academic, and consultant on a wide array of issues. She has worked as a consultant with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and other local and international NGOs.